Some more cast members have been revealed for Universal’s film, Dracula, according to THR.
Samantha Barks (Les Miserables‘) (pictured above) will play Baba Yaga, a beautiful young woman from Eastern European folk tales who turns into a savage witch; Icelandic star Thor Kristjannsson will play Bright Eyes, an eastern European young boy who is taken as a slave and becomes a vision assassin in the Ottoman Army; and Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones) will play Ingeras, Dracula’s son. Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) has also joined the cast but no announcement has been made on which part he’ll play.
Directed by Gary Shore, the film also stars Luke Evans, in the lead role as Dracula, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, and Zach McGowan and centres on the story of the Transylvanian price before his eternal damnation as he tries to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde.
The film is due for release on 8th August 2014.
The script chronicles the epic origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. It depicts Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war, repositioning him more as a vengeful hero than the monster seen in Bram Stoker’s classic novel.